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Old Blazer's Hero
By DAVID CHRISTIE MURRAY.
For as instant this annoying Inte'li
snc eemed to paralyse mind and body,
lad if Mary bad nit already had a Bind
kaoB til stair mil ah would tar fall
Bat at th shock. Khe tamed ghostly
Aiu, Jsr Lt-.-t hegis bet firi
u!;. Sh could Dot fcav to!d U she
vara glad, or aorrr. or resentful.
la a littl while thia eitn-ine agitati'i
R balded, and, tsnding with on foot on
k iowwt step of th auirras. with the
Buid iUnnj round eyed and frightened
at her whit far, she listened and heard
ate deep breath of th returned prodigal
Baioj and falling In a regular cadeuc.
th room in which b slept waa on the
pound floor. Th door waa ajar, and a
taint gleam of light cam froin a sing!
pa jet, mhich waa lowered so far that in
laylight it might hav been invisible.
Mary moved softly to th door, trem
bling from head to foot Three atep
tarried her vroni the narrow little hall,
ind then the pa axed with a hand upon
lie doorpost of tli room. The maid.
Ipen mouthed and open eyed, waited for
rhat mi,jht happen. The mistress enter
ed the rooin noiselessly, and peered
firoush t!i dosk at th sleeping figure
ki tli armchair. Hackett waa lying
troadcaat with hi feet wide apart, and
lis irnu hanging loosely over th arnia
W the chsir. Ilia head had lurched for-a-ard.
Even in that poor light ther waa
lo mistaking him.
Yet when ahe had looted a while ahe
ras Impelled to turn the gas a little
ligher. In th dearer light the returned I
krodigal lay at a marked disadvantage.
th feet seemed to be cant forward in
mentation of the gupiiig boot and the
ayed edge of the trousers. All hia
nUraent waa wrinkled, and seedy, and
lisreputabie. Ilia aliirt ruffs w ere crum
bled and dirty, hi cheek bore a week'a
Hack atubble, hia oo had taken a tinge
Hi wife absorbed all tbee details of
lis aspect, nd Mood wonderiug thct she
Ihotild care ho little and tevi no undia
hirbed. She did not know aa jet that
i hwk of hia return had dulled ail
ower ani feeling, and ahe atood and
loted every shabby aign of aocial fail
kr and moral degradation a if they
er all pointel in a picture and bad no
personal interest for her.
Rhe at down In a chair opposite to
klm, regarding him fixedly, going over
knd over agaiu, one by one, the signa of
Squalor and decay, and little by little
B thought grew up in her mind that
tie waa bonnd to this man for bis life or
fcr. The first apprehension of this fact
troM clearly enough. It was not that
Si knowledge of it seemed incomplete;
but at first ahe lacked the power to care
ibout It Then slowly it grew more and
kor definite, because more and more
iorrible, and at last it overwhelmed her,
to that sh rose ro physical protest
gainst it She turned the gas light to
fei full, and went anew over every sign
tefore her. Hackett changed hia pos
lor, winking and muttering at the light.
td h started behind the table instinc
vly to place some barrier between her
tolf and him; bat be settled back again
k a mcr second or two, and brathed
tor stertorously than before.
And now that sh Waa awak to th
brmr of the position sh act her wits
k work to find out what sh might best
Lo for th moment There was no crea
tor to whom ahe might run for advice
r assistance, and she was thrown en
rely upon her own resources. But she
bsnaged In a while to grasp th position
Kj thoroughly. Above all other
a. It waa evident that no pity, com
bunctloB or affection had brought thia
laacally husband home again.
Ha bad come in search of spoil, and
Bi that respect she wss quite defenceless
tgainet him. In the flush of ber dread
bf him and ber abhorrence of bim, she
(rould willingly bav surrendered every
ktng In her possession to be rid of him
lace and for alL
Ro she slipped to her bedroom and
bearched her desk to see what she bad
tier. Finding some bills and gold, ah
trked the money In a sheet of note pa
r, and then wrote a basty note.
"Take thia, and make yourself respec-ftt.-le.
When you want more write to
be. Do not try to see me, for I would
lather die thsn speak to you."
Phe enclosed this and the money In an
mvelope, and, descending to th kitchen,
tav it Into th band of th maid.
"Too must sit up," she said, "antll
Ur. Hackett awakes, and then give bim
Ills. If he asks for me, never mind
fcat Give him this when he awakes."
Then she fled to ber room ana iocaej
berself in. and barricaded the door, and
biy In wait for what might happen.
Footsteps and voices passed, and distant
Important sounds shook ber with dread
b wore of times. Once a rap at her
Inor, following on the faint sonnd of
kealthy footstep on the stair, o mad
ber tremble that ah could find no voice
t, answer. The knock waa repeated
mldly. nJ Mary whispered:
"What U tr
"I've brought yon a cup of tea,
fcvt'am." th maid whispered back la a
bok as frightened aa her own.
"Take it away," aaid her mistress.
Don't come again until Mr. Hackett haa
The maid retired, and In the aolltnd
tod silence of her kitchen found things
Si dismal and oppressive that she waa
rcd at length to wrap shawl abont
r head and steal into the roadway,
rawing the front door gently after her.
nnrsing th note Intended for Mr.
leekett la ber hand, ah went to the
a ad atood salverlng behind It, In4
hmm eatmfott Id the eight 4 aound
aaar by. Amongst theta waa Ned
as. and M waa more timidity tkaa die-
bwdoa whVh prevented bey from call-
tg mm hUn and rawnawtaif hia protec-
la M boar bad gone by
ana rft aftaU'a mm ma Mat tritk wW,!
M bav ksavii w MIM that aha mmti
w uli ac an as as an g. STS
cc an se ca gb an oc oq ac k-
not ah earned, ah recognised a passing
figure in th dusk and hailed It
"That you. Hepxibah?"
"What" th matwrf Hepxibah da
rn a aded, pausing and peering at br.
-Who i ur
"Me," aaid th maid, bagianiag to
whimper a fittl. "I wlaa you'd com
ia and ait wi m a bit I'm afraid to
t bjr myself, and I'm that cold I don't
know what to do a-ataoding here."
"Where th missis T" Hepubah de
manded. "Hera locked heraelf In," anawered
the maid, with a dreadful enjoyment of
the situation. "The muter' a com home
again, and h'f aaleep downstairs, and
her' afraid of him."
"Will llackctt back agalnT" cried
Hepzibah. "It'a pretty plain to we
what' brought him back. Ile a got new
somehow aa hi wife haa got money. II a
her aeen bim yet?"
"Iler'a aeen him," aald th maid, "but
he ain't aeea her. He waa aaieep when
th miaai came home."
Hepzibah opened th gat -vith great
cautiousness and. preceded by the maid,
entered the house ailently and atealthily.
In th kitchen ah drew forth a whia
pered history of th manner of Mr.
llackett'a arrival. The maid, it seem,
had heard a loud and builririg; noie of
knocking at the front door, and going
in haute to answer it, had but just es
caped from being atajuered over by the
uw arrival, who, after glaring at her
for a minute without apparent recogni
tion. had felt hi way into th front room.
fallen immediately into an armchair and
gone to sleep there. Then the narrator
of these things produced th not with
which her mistres had entrusted her.
"I'm to sit np till he wakens," he
said; "snd then I've got to give bim
this. But I'm afeared to go au:ih him."
"I ain't," said Hepxibah. "You Just
run down to Mrs. BUne's and tell her
I shall stop and iVp at mother's to
night, with my compliments, and then
ran on to mother's and tell her to sit up
for me. 111 see this job through, any
Po the small servant happy to escape,
got out by the back way and rau swift
ly on ber errand. She had scarce been
gone a quarter of no ho'ir when Hepxi
bah, seated there in listening wrath,
heard a ciorement and a series of mutter
ills'!, and murchicg bolt upright into the
front room confronted Hackett 11 was
rubbing his eje with both hands and
yawning when she first set eyes on him.
but a second later he threw bia bands
aloft and stretched hiriiHelf. Th sudden
sight of Hepxibah glaring stonily at bim
from the doorway froze him iu that atti
tude for a moment, but be recovered
himself almost immediately.
"Hillo'" b said, "what are you do
"I'm told to gW yon this from Mrs.
Ilickett," said Hepxibah, throwing the
envelop on the table. It dropped heav
ily there, and a muffled Jingle arose from
it . -
"Oh. said Hackett, ataring angrily
back at her as b mad a atep towaro
the table. Hepxibah folded ber arms
and regarded him uncompromisingly. He
became a little restless under her gsxe,
and to escape It took the envelope and
opened It When he bad read the not
he opened the package within it and
counted its contents from one hand Into
"Where I Mrs. HackettT h askd,
transferring the money to hia pocket
"How should I know?" asked Hepxi
bah in turn. "What do yott want with
Mrs. HackettT You've got what you
Will, finding no immediate answer to
thia direct stuck, tried hi wrathful
star again, but finding himself looked
down, swaggered round on bis heel and
began to look for bis hat It lay beside
the chair be had lately occupied, and
baring found It, be' stood brushing it
with hia arm, shivering sharply twice or
"Tell her I'll see her to-morrow," fa
said, fixing his hit upon his bead, and
avoiding Hepzibah's gaz.
"Not I," ssid Heiwibftii. "If joo'v
got auy messages give 'em yourself."
Of course this was very discourteous
and Impudent; but Will waa a little out
of sorta and iud'mposed to combat
"It me get by," he said, advancing
"Olnd and willln'," returned Hepzibah.
making room for him; "and rare and
pleased I should be to see the laat of
Even thia Mr. Hackett declined to re
sent, not caring to provoke Just then any
fuller expression of Hepzibah' senti
meuta concerning him. Aa well aa bia
cold, cramped limba and shuffling boots
would allow bim, he swaggered to the
front door, and throwing It wide open
and closing It with a bang, marched from
the house, and for that night disappeared.
He turned up again next morning In a
brand new ault of clothes, with linen.
boots, hat clove and neckcloth, all new
and fine, and made a call upon the so
licitor who had acted for John Uowarth
Th returned wanderer was, of course.
a great deal incensed by th note his
wife had left for him, and it began to
be clear tit hia own Intelligence that be
fore he had read that hesrtlea greeting
he had been inspired by the Underest
snd most husbandly sentiment. After
that, however, he waa going to aUad no
nonsense. She had declared war, aod II
eased Will' conarieuc to be able to re
gard her acknowledged and open
enemr. Re waa aM to swagger la epon
the eoHcltor and la claim to hio wife'a
belonging without any too pressing sen
tlment of aelf-dladala. At bottoai h
km that ho waa actJaf liko a Mae
guard, beta ho waa not farced to admit
aa mac limsett
H twt no at th aooat aa hia
arrival tLoro old tod a aoT aoM of at
boh pan gav aim u com wkotiki, j
and there wa not a eoul who met him i
with that enthusiasm of friendship which I
he felt to be due to a popular traveler
a hi return to hi native place. Ther
sen some w bo were willing to be f rwad
ly, but they were not the people he want
ed, acd altogether he waa less happy
thin he had hoped to be. I a respect of
mere money be had never been so well off
In all hi life. Howarts had died
"warm," as th current phrase about him
went, and Will had before him th pros
pect of aa undisturbed nibble at that con
siderable hoard whil it should last Th
wif was defenseless against him. sod as
a last protest th poiibi!irie of con
science what had he married her for
but ber money 7
The average get wonderfully good
care takes of them always, snd by wsy
of balance in this butane, if Will Hsck
ett undervalued Mary, his wife, Ned
Blsne overvalued ber almost enough for
full counterpoise. For by this time ther
had never been so patient and so angelic
a sufferer sine the world began. Po
meek, so defenseless, yet so courageous,
ahe seemed to .Seij's eye, thai It wor
shied her. His owb stalwart limbs and
rude health defied disaster ud seemed
somes hit to merit it if only for the sake
of a rough-and tumble with the world
and fste; but she, so dellcste, tender and
pallid, should surely bsve been sheltered
from all imaginable ill, and have bees
called to confront nothing that was
harsh, comfortlea or unfriendly. And
thua, as wss nstnral for a man in love,
though it could only be absurd for any
but a lover, the Infant school was th
scene of a most valorous slow tragedy,
and the native instinct to hold body and
vnl together became an euterpr.se purely
Th passion which deified tLe girl nat
nrally enough demonized the scoundrel
who wss her husband, lo look at mm
fairly. Will was no more than despica
ble bat Blsne was not in a poitlon to
aume s purely critical attitude. To him
the seifi'sh rascal stood mountainous, phe
nomenal, hideously deformed. I'.'.ane had
carried a dull, slow dpair o long that
he hid heiun to think of biinelf as a
man of a dull nature; hot now that it be
gan to be noied abroad that Hackett
wss back again and squandering his
wife's eiihstnnce he Irf-itan to bate with a
heat and intensity which sometimes ter
rified him. The fierce loatbiiig and re
volt he sometimes f!t at the bare exist
ence of this poor and commonplace per
sonage grown phenomenal would stab at
him as if with the sudden angui'h of a
red hot knife, and he would sicken and
whirl with the intensity of his own hat
red. Resolutely hour by hoar and day by
day he had to fight sgsinst himself let
he should eek the man and lay up'-n
him hands that could be nothing le.-s
than murderous. But to do the villain a
damage would be to rob hitne!f of hi
own right to depie him. And beyond
that, he had no right to interfere. II
kept, iu the very midst of his madness,
self possession enough to know that h
could not quarrel with the husband with
out throwing an undeserved stigma upon
the wife. Wbnt were Mary and he to
each other? What could they ever be?
If the current of his love had flowed in
a smooth channel it would certainly nev
er have run dry, for there was a peren
nial spring of loyalty within the man,
hut th obstacles it encountered dammed
it and held It In until It gathered strength
and volume enough to go dashing and
oprayiug in these wild cataracts of paa-
(To be continued.)
UE OF APPLlS.
Financial and DtMotlc Valoe
Orovln American Crop.
One medical writer says:
The more mellow apple one ear-
tie better, provided tiey be taken at
meal time. It la beat of all to eat fruit
before meala, and freely aa you like."
Thia will prevent loading the ayalem
with a heavy weight of lea digatlblo
food. Senator Veet says that If man
wlsbe to live long and be able to keep
up hia work he must eat not lena than
one apple with every noon luiich; wo
are not sure but he aaid half a dozen.
The no-breakfaat fad tell us that wo
must not only go without the morulnf
meal, but that we muirt live much moro
largely upon fruit Borne of Ita dlacl-
plea Insist that the apple may be taken
lu the place of tb ordinary breakfast
John Wesley once referred to apple
dumpling aa an Illustration of the
alarming advance of luxurlo In Eng
land. Charie Lamb quote a friend
who aay that "a man cannot have a
pure mind who refuse apple dum
pling," and Or. Johnaon rpeaks of a
clergyman of ni actjuaiutnui.tr as
brought bia family up aIinot alto
gether on this Anglo-Saxon combina
tion. We have recollection or dum
pling which might accord with tbo
opinion of I-arcb. nd th we havo
recollections of other dumpings which
might have been the origin of Calvin-
am. It must be borne In mind tnai
the Ideal apple ia one that la fit to bo
eaten raw; yet the gloriou old Spltzen-
burg ia only fit for the cook In whoso
hand It become th very perfection
of pie apple. The nineteenth century
went out with a marveioua evolution
of new sorts of frulta of all kinds; but
there waa nothing In the list to exceed
the delicloua Juice of the Northern
Spy, the Macintosh Red, th Shannon
or the Stuart a uolaen
There U nothing In tie world to ex
ceed the beauty of the apple bloeaomi
while the a'x I laden with an exqulalta
perfume that baa charmed a hundred
generatjono haa added to the poesy,
the love and the comfort of Greek, of
Roman end of Briton. But If there bo
anything moro beautiful than the apple
In bloaaom It la tno aame tree loaueu
down with crimson and golden fruit
Then It la that the apple tone he hu
man nature and waken In the house
keeper tbo hlgboat conceptlona of the
science and the Am art of dtetetlcav
Mmkiaa And you really
her a great vocal Urt, do you
Tlmklno ure thing. Why, aba cm
actually ala "Hoasa, Iwoot Haa"
aa thJr aobodf oaa tell what H
j, f -f flfY
' 'Jifml AJ V IV 1 IVV
Tb illuminating power of the sun
it zenith is fstiiiiatftl by M. C'harV
I'al.ry at gih? buujred thousand ran-
Iu rwef-nt Kurvpcau el jkri!ij'iit!t.
i.'lt- Lave Ixi-u kfpt for a rvnaia
time Iu a tutb, of chloride of calcium
f.eattMl to Ii5 iltrr"-s. then tfikcu out
ind M'M-tl for twenty-four hours in
I t-okl solution of sulpiiat of weliuui.
The biiis are tniiiefnu-d into p-r-fect
ti.uu.inif. lo be k-j.t iudijnltc!y.
IJ"j!i-iiaiit toluiid BiU'-v, wl-o has
been Mud.) lug t!e Mniti- "siei-pilij,
i'n kiies" which afreets luatij of Itic
ii.lisbitai.ls of 1'gKiidu. BnwrilK-a the
jirerid of the infection to a pi-cles of
thf famous t-icr 2'. vrt'JH" a'tsck.
n- f.ita! to bors. s and cattle In Africa.
Th-" flies ure found to tx- ti.fertd
with the ara.:t that cause the slifje
iiig ! L.-m-s by etileriiig the Moot! and
the cereliro hpinal fluid. End thf well-il-liiicl
areas of country to which the
r.ics are Tiifiied corre;ond ubsolute
y with the distribution of the disfas
Where this ''ies of tMtM fly is no!
found Klecpiiij; isickne-ss is unknown
A second blossoming of tret- late in
tin- swii, after tli? u Mini forming of
1 mis for the wit year, may result
from some injury, such as removal
f the leaves, if the inference of M.
li. Apert is correct. In th toU-r, l'.i'f
thin observer saw a white lilac in full
LliHim. the bush bavins small green
I a-. cs and b-ai!tiful clust-rs of white
Cover. while wn:e hundreds of f-et
.-.Miy Vil.s aieitlier bush of the usual
.i;: .'...' in iipiM-aratu-e. I uvest Ration
Hint u.,ims lut.l eat-n o3" tli"
u v of ti;e brsl bush several iiioi.ili
, :.re. A ret tit h of tii worms in Juiy,
was fi,.,!...ved by H partial re
f. i-iill. ! .oil of lllf pheniillieliotl. Illlll M.
;t l.e:ieve that a second Coweriiis
: a tire injured tr-e. reported by M.
.is a r-slllt of iii- ai'Uotl of beat,
i..,s rial!) ilii- to il-M ruction of tlm
,:,s It is proXiseil to test the theory
v re.ii.niiis the leaves of apple tree,
; .-ar trees, etc, in July or August.
It is .in old question, Are t.'ie iU
-.Id iheini-.il elements really eleinen
',ry, or sir they coniiotniiled of wiiii'i
...Hit' ciill more elementary " lu 'I'"
1,-iit of the recent discoveries alsjin
rjil um I'rof. F. W. flarke r-ciirs to
l tli.-i.rv. iiilvu-aled by bim mat;)
jc;,.-, ;,iu, tii.il. as tin' planeis vi-.
-VI), . A out of tli- original nebuia
ul.i. h (.ave liiriii to the rtolar system,
the i ln'iiii' al elements Uiemselves weld
aiwi evolved out of something far less
romi.le than themselves. The fact
that existing nebulae are very simple
in composition, while stars in varhm
Maxell of evolution exhibit more und
more complexity, until. In noliditieil
bodies. like the earth, a preat number
of chemical elements with a myriad
of compounds are found, is rognrded n
Mrougly nupiortlng tlii theory. Tbfj
phenomena of radium lead to the ail j
tlitlotial nuggeatlon that a In tbe de
velopmetit of the heavenly bodies we
teem to see the growth of the elements,1
sy in radio-activity we wiluess their
FIND HICDEN WEALTH.
People Discover iressnre n umr
pec ltd Ilaces ana limes.
Hidden treasure haa an trresistibli
attraction for the human ra-e. du tin
slightest hint from Beer or fortum
teller some one la aure to dig where tin
hidden treasure is supposed to be, anc
Uinappointment does not dIscourafcH
another attempt wben anouier up
Is received. Very few have ever conn
upon hidden treasure, and the fe.v
have found it unexpectedly.
Take for instance, that romantic un
earthing of 'if)f coins in the bed ol
the Hlver love, in Staffordshire
seventy-two years ago. Some work
men were engaged in removing a mu
bank which had formed in the centci
af the river, when one of them wm
amazed to find on raining his spiuh
that it glistened with Kilver coins
Attracted by the digger a exclama
tions of astonishment und delight, hit
fellow workmen hurried up, and in l
moment half a doien men were acauib
for the treasure
ling and fighting
feverishly lllllng their pockets, Uicll
hats ami beer cans witu aitver coinv
which were worth their weight in gold
for they were of the time of the firm
two Kd wards, and had lain In the rivet
for WW year. That the bulk of tbi
treasure trove waa ultimately claimef
by the Duchy of Lancaster matten
little, for IU finders had already Bp
propria ted siureti of thousand o
Only two years later a few villagt
boy were playing at marble on Sun
day afternoon In a field near Bea world
In Hampshire, when one or men
caught sight of a piece of lead pro
Jecting from a cart rut In a rough rouf,
that crossed the pasture. Tugging a' L
the atrip or meiai ne uiscioseu a
and through tbe exposed opening "
saw a pUO Ot guttering coins, urinu
aa if fresh from the mint To till hit
pocket and those of hia playmatei
wa the work of a few momenta. nn(
to little did the youngsters appreeiab
tbe Talue of their discovery that oi
their way borne they amused tbetr
elves by flinging tbe coins Into tb
village pond. '
Ultimately nearly aeven thousan
coins were recovered from this burle
treasure cheat, and tbey proved to t
of the reigns of William I. and Wllllan
II. and In a wonderful state of preset
A similar discovery waa made nea
Wetberby, In Yorkshire, when a beavj ire very careful to do their talking bo
cart, pwaslng ovar a country road, tod Uat her back.
fas: iu nit. and on l-l:. re. i-i-J J
!.- iosctl a UUlLlrr of Hiv-r oiiS.
which had tv-ajx-d from t!- burst I d ,
f a theitt Ullen BDder the roJay.
It w At assumed that the chert of coins
had 1-evu buri.-d tLere In the perilous
dais of the Hul war. and that the
gradual sinking of the road and the
weight of lU- paseing cart had at Ust
brought it aaia to the 1'ht of 1T
In the year IMS a most valuable
di-iK)s t of treasure was revealed in the
s-r. ii t faslm.n al Cu- rdale, near
Preston, iu Lancii-hire. Suie laborers
were dii'-'K g le-nr the Iwiik of the
River Itil-dle when the pickaxe of one
of tiiem Mruck is.rtnethiiig harder than
earth mI wore yielding than rock.
m removing his pu t he found tran-
Ced at the end of it a iars Ingot or
;:.er rsying his ttsd with renewed
vi:..r be wmjii "dis.-overed wealth, con
sisting of fv-ore of silver ingots weigh
ing in all over 1 ouocea.
Similar fortune befell a couple of
laimrers who were digging in a ditch ;
,,-r J!aS-?rt!bur. In Somersetshire, j
ule-n thev uneartl.oi an ancieut cuesi
full of coins .f the days of the Stuarts, j
Thev took samples of the coins to a
lellilx'rine aiitiiiiary of wealth, who,
not ou!y jiald the men a lur-.-e sum for j
their treasure, but purchas.sl a tvore
or more aire of laud adjacent to the j
lucky ditch. And here the Irony of
fortune is well illustrated, for al- ,
though the antlquar)' spent thousand ,
of s. uti.ls in luiying and exmvatii.g
hia land, not a single coin was dis j
covered beyond those which a stroke
of the spade had reieal.il.
This Is the kind of trick fortune
loves to piny on d.-s-ni'i' men. Not j
very mai.y years ago, when the thatch- j
ed roof of en ancient cottage nenr ,
ltiMiu wa remotes! a rich iiet of ,
.'plitien gold pe--s was dis -uverisl
lii.lil-t) away under It. When the n-ws .
of trea-iire trove anie to the ear j
f a neighboring land owner he was "
tired by tlie lust of gold that he forth
with purchased a dozen similar cot
laces In the district and had them all
pii'l-d down, but not n solitary coin
was found in exchange for the C!.J
the i JCf -riinent cost bim.
(iniw tilling as Von Grow Old.
Next to air and food in the human
eolioiuy conns exercise. Wc may
lave plenty of frs!i n'T, and a pr;i"r
allowance of the right Uind of f.ssl.
und yet, without helpful daily exer
cise these will not avail to keep the
body i:i go-wl conditioti. In answer to
the question. "W hy iio we grow o!il
a I'leiii h writer gives these three Tea
K.im: "We do n -t get eliougll hys
I in ti e open nlr. we are
;i.iiso;icil by u.lcrobcs. which the pha
gtsjtes have nit succeeded in de-t-troylng.
and we are depressed by fear
of death." "f the three reasons it
will lw noted that he gives the place
of first lmportani-e to lack of exercise.
There is nothing else which can take
the place of physical activity as a
preserver of youth and energy. "Crow
young as you grow older by cultivat
ing a moderate love of good, healthful,
holiest sport," I" Hound advhe. Walk
ing, running. Jumping, rowing, play
ing golf, tenuis or croquet, or any other
mild form of exercise In the open air
keeps the muscles supple aid pre
vents the Joints from stiffening, lllis
tbe lungs with life-giving oxygen and
keeps the blood Jroin becoming lug
iriult rtr flu liver torpid. Ill abort. It
Is exercise that keeps the body in
tune and "up to concert pitch," Just as
exercise keeps the voice or a musical
Instrument in jierfeet tone. Success.
'Possums htiow l unning.
John Toussalnt of Cahokia dwlarea
he Is the first man to discover how
oppoaKUin ravage ben roosts, says the
St Louis Olobtf-Democrat, He states
that for yearn the farmers of thia vicin
ity have lost their chickens and could
not account for it. Mr. Toussalnt saya
that he was sliting at his window
early In the morning, when he notli-ed
a 'possum steal along the fence and
enter his poultry house. lie believed
the animal would soon return and se
cured his shotgun. The animal did
return in a tecoud or no, and aa it
came in night Toussaint tired. ilu
killinl the 'possum and went to secure
It, tinding one of his tine chicken.
tirtnly graied In the 'possum's tail.
Mr. ToUHsaint Kayn that the animal
visits the henroost regularly, and that
no chicken ever acreeches. because ita
breath is cut off by the pressure of the
animal' tail. When the tall Is surely
stretched around the neck of the chick
en the 'possum starts off, dragging the
fowl after him.
The I'oor ( onipoioi r A aln.
There waa trouble between the pro
prietor of the Dally Trumpet, published
In Klowbury Center, and one of the
prominent citizen of the town.
The citizen la Orlando Vance Jonea,
who writes occasional verses for the
"l'oet'B Corner" and -paya for space
In which to advertize his dental sirup.
The trouble arose soon after the birth
of Mr. Jones' granilaon. Being much
cn-ntlttM liv the resemblance to him
h many of ,he diplomatic mothers
8!owbury uected In the fealuna
. 0rl,lldo Vance, third, Mr. Jones
mnoM4, a ,Pnder poem which he en
llt ed. "A rigtny Coui.terpnrt."
When beipened the paper, of which
he had ordered one dozen copies, be
saw at the bead of the column bis poem
eader Uie title, "A Pig My Counter
part.'' Oifd Kessnn,
Jhmllea and laugh th livelong day;
! ray do not think her iinple
she'll laugh at anything you aay
Because she baa a dimple.
When a woman Imposes on ber hus
band with kin, how the people roar!
But tbe woman never knows It; C)y
TO LIVE 500 TEAHtV
Oi..tsr I Jew "4"
Can man lite fr J" P
it a large number of
eve that they are going to Bv Uat
ietrtb of tl
Their leader 1 one (
of Loodon weO
J. Kibblewhiw, a
rred ted with wio
d,en and commsx
Tbe people who
have not been cob
verted to tte new
iiipt and hif of
t. bubw-Iwhitil ij ritj arrstti4
leg aside and pooh -hir.g tb W
idea. The biologist and chemists-"
scientific men. In fn-t-ere adv.s;ng
the undertakers to get Co2a m-aure-mects
for tl.ee people at om-e, for
they are dab'dlng with duige-oca
rjgs na-! rf-"ne other things tliat r
called unwise if mt p.-ri!ot:v
Hut K'diWewh te and h friends ex
pect to be here when the tnliienntoia
I't-ins They are entljusiastic Thf
declare the doctor, the p.-eachi rs, ed
the grave diggers are fanfig rry
tai.es. These men have not 1-s-n ta
pi-disl up to date.
The pi-ople who lio;e ami r iev
they will live H '..ng lis I her WM.t to
have li.ni study lug th- halii: of the
whale, the pike, frogs, ami lizard.
The whale lives ;. y-.r. Tle pike
f;en lives to U- ).,.ri o'd if aoase
hlddi n ho k docs not ilrnw hlni from
his favorite nmm. Krogs live an in
d-l.lli!e j" rio-i Thy ar- f .lUid sealed
in r.s-l.s that ii'nsf lav- l.-en c.Citariea
Iri forming I-itird. iiki-n.M.-, I.aveaa
a!ii.ot etertial ! on i.fe
Why not man? 'M at the ifjestioB
the hv- for ever ih.sfisis are'askine
The s-rri-t (if lor.g life l.-s in the lib
eral iippii-ntloti to the skin of glacial
ttc-tic acid. ac. onhi g In the
ti!.c llriti-hers. !'e! : v !n l.:.ve il:ib-"ul-d
ill chemistry are aware of the
fact thai acetic a. id has an "fT-ct u;a
the cptileni.i. A !!' a-!d hatha re
store tin- h.iril-n-d and ur.nshsj skia
of oefig'-l:aril.l.s to tic fn-iiiiess ai.d
si.ftm-ss of a i hi hi s shin, say the Imv
Levers. It ro'.s !. itli ma! ft 11 th" sign
nf njiproach:-).' d.-stii. In short, It
makes a ii.au over. It is a rev!.sl idea
of the liction for w hi" h r:n e de Iia
sou-lit 111 vain.
Kliihiew lo'e i lailiis to have curt d va
rious cases of il hLcIi "ere pre
liiiui'. e.l "i'.ein a l.le" l y ihw tors end
really lieiieMs ih.it gb.-lal acetic aciel
Is capable I pro.oiiging life.
THESE EiOYa WOHK.
5' Acrn of lorn, f-r Which
Hit; Heceiie i 4,1.1. ?Z.
i'.y industriously tending a patch of
corn ail last foiuiiiHT tlirc AllkMOUJt
tsjy i-arf.ed n t only the handsome
sum of if l.ll "i. but sulli lent distinc
tion to have the fruit of tluir lnlustry
aejected to be one of the features of
Miaoiiii'a exhibit at the World Fair,
and to cause the etiiumlsl m to place
their i holograph In a place of boo r
lu the Mi'S'iiiri huiKiag.
The boys are John, (Jisirge anal
Jofcph Christian, aged Is, M, and IX
years re-pis tlveiy. They are the son
C. A. Cliru-tin ii. and th-lr home la La
Tarkio, Atchison isfunij. Tue W0t
was ail done Isetwecn May 1 anl Nor.
1, and the lioys are now In sch ,oL
Tbe Christian boys accepted an offer
from Davis Uaiikln of Atchison county,
Missouri, who is the most ex tensive
catile feeder lu the world. Mr. itankla
haa '.'M.ifM acr8 of laud In Atcblj
county, and each year he ralwa cora
on from ir,0WJ to '.1).JJ acres.
Wheu the Christian b y applied for
a tract of land on which to raise cora
Mr. Itankln promptly turned over a
tract of S-lo acres and a grew! to pay
.the boys 12 cents for every bushel of
com tbey would raise.
Ditching fix Missouri mulea to a
Hater the boys went to work. Thia
machine plows, harr wa, and sceda al!
at one operation. They worked like
Trojans and soon the 510 acrea were
; all planted. Then the lxys had a
I breath spell. When the corn began to
i grow another task appeared for them,
and three time the growing corn I)a4
to be cultivated. Again was a requisi
tion made on the Missouri mule, and
six were attached to inch of three two-
row cultivators. The weeds were kept
i down, the ool! loosened, and the cora
grew. This sm waa gone over three
tinu-H. Meanwhile the grain grew and
ripeind, and wheu November rolled!
around the harvest was liegun.
I'p to tills time the work of making
; the crop had been done altogether bf
jthe th'ee boys. Kxtra hdp waa ern
Iplojed In the harvest, however, and
when tbe corn was gathered and
meiiHurid Into Mr. rtfinkln'a great com
bin It was found that the boya had
grown tl.(121 bushels of the grain. At
12 cent per bushel this netted the sum
of $4.!54.r.2. and Mr. Rankin cava
them a check for that amount Chi
cago Inter Ocean.
lie Amerlren v.11.1.1--
On all 'le American mailshlp
ndays there ia a regular post office Is
charge of Miree postal clerk from tbo
New York postoffice, who live abroad
ami nssor the mall Just aa Is don
by tbe clerks upon tha railway
Kleoirioity In farm Work.
The use ot electricity In cnnnocttooi
with farm work Is being strongly advo
caliKl. The Idea that tha nht u
leterlou to veaetatlon la Li
M to at
nil wrong and that tha contrary
A nice, worthy, ambiUoaa ud eag
viv iiviimu, uHirrieu na a
man, to a IUfnl atgbt
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